Golders Green applies for free school

By Robyn Rosen, May 26, 2011

Parents in Golders Green have applied to the government to open a free primary school which has the backing of the Chief Rabbi.

Golders Green Jewish Primary would be modern Orthodox in outlook. Its supporters want it to open in 2012 as part of the Department for Education's free schools programme, giving parents the power to start their own local schools.


Arrests over synagogue robberies

By Jennifer Lipman, May 26, 2011

Two people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries at synagogues in London.

In April it emerged that there had been a series of robberies at synagogues in Golders Green.

Police said that over a three-month period around £110,000 worth of religious items had been taken.


Education minister takes back lessons from London

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2011

Israel's Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar concluded a short trip to the UK on an optimistic note after visiting JCoSS in East Barnet and the Independent Jewish Day School in Hendon.

He said he was surprised to learn that as many as two thirds of UK Jewish children now attended a Jewish day school.


JFS pupils attacked on bus

By Jessica Elgot, May 19, 2011

Barnet police are stepping up patrols in the Hendon area after JFS pupils were assaulted by four boys who burst onto their school bus.

Police said the four attacked a JFS boy while the bus was stationary in traffic on Station Road, Hendon, after school last Wednesday. The teenagers, aged between 15 and 17, are said to have pressed the emergency access button to climb aboard the vehicle.


Great charitable day for the northern runners

May 19, 2011

Finishers in Sunday's Great Manchester Run included a Wilmslow man who hates running but loves Camp Simcha, supporting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Rob Galkoff, 38, completed the 10k course in a personal best 54 minutes 34 seconds, raising £2,500 for the charity.


Mill Hill school wins its initial site battle

By Jay Grenby, May 19, 2011

The projected Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill has passed its first planning hurdle by gaining Barnet Council consent for the temporary occupation of premises in Daws Lane for a nursery class for 26 children and a reception class for 28.


Barnet care cuts attacked

By Robyn Rosen, May 5, 2011

Barnet Council has been accused of a "short-sighted" attitude after cutting funding for day care services for the elderly.

Residents with more than £23,250 in savings or other assets will now have to pay the full charge for day care services, following the removal of council subsidies. The new policy will be rolled out from next month.


Helping to deal with disability

April 28, 2011

Staff, volunteers and members of other welfare organisations attended Jewish Care's disability awareness conference, held on the JCoSS premises in Barnet.

Titled "What does independence mean for you?" it shared innovative ways of understanding different disabilities.


Protesters fight 'selfish' site choice for school

By Jay Grenby, April 28, 2011

One of three Jews leading a campaign to stop a Mill Hill garden centre becoming the Etz Chaim Primary premises has accused the school's promoters of riding roughshod over the interests of residents.

Gaon Hart - who lives close to the proposed site for the school in Daws Lane - claims the garden centre is "the focus of community activity".


Monthly Chicago Bridge

By Alythbridge, April 18, 2011
Sunday 8 May
7:30pm - 10:30pm